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MS Dhoni Gets Angry Quite Often, Reveals Suresh Raina

Cricketnext |November 25, 2017, 1:14 PM IST
MS Dhoni Gets Angry Quite Often, Reveals Suresh Raina

New Delhi: Indian cricketers MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina are known to share a strong bond on and off the field. Both came to the Indian team in the mid-2000s and were part of the 2011 World Cup winning squad. The duo formed a formidable partnership at Chennai Super Kings.

Palpably, they know a lot about each other, and Raina spilled some beans about Dhoni in a chat show 'Breakfast with Champions'. In a candid chat, Raina revealed that one cannot tell what's going in his mind, and also that he gets angry quite often.

“He doesn’t wear goggles and it is very difficult to predict what he is doing. His eyes will remain the same and you feel like telling him that ‘show some emotion’. But he gets angry a lot of times. You can’t see it on the camera but when he knows that there is a TV break, he will say ‘sudhar ja tu‘,” Raina said.

Raina further added, “Once we were playing in Pakistan and Umar Akmal was batting and he complaint to Dhoni that Raina is abusing me. I just said I did not abuse him. He asked me what happened and I told him that I was trying to throw at Umar and asked him to score some runs and chase down the target.

“Dhoni told me ‘give him more’. This means break him and build some pressure on him. He a very good reader of the game. He knows what is going to happen and he know the next step. He has three games ready like ‘plan A,’ ‘plan B,’ and ‘plan C’. He always takes three plans to the ground whether he is batting, fielding, wicket-keeping or captaining the side. He plans in the night and then visualises in the morning using his subconscious.”

Regarding all the strategising that Dhoni does on the field, Raina referred him as a chess player. “He has made all this around him. He has given the boys chance in the team thinking that this is my team. His game-reading skill was different. Like a chess player, no one can read his move. Like they saying when he is chasing. He visualises a lot. He steps out and then takes a single. That is not is not his game but he wants to tell the bowler that I can step out as well. He plays with the bowler as well,” he said.

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